Elijah David Gaddes

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on April 15, 1999

Departed on August 27, 2019 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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Elijah David Gaddes of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019; he was 20 years old.
Elijah loved to cook, and was an avid sportsman, playing Rugby for UT Chattanooga, the Nooga Men, and the Harpeth Harlequins.
Predeceased by his father, Paul Waner Gaddes, Elijah is survived by his brother, Caleb Paul Gaddes; mother, Diana Usi; aunt and uncle, Katie and Robert Espeseth; aunts Angel Hoover and Rosie Horton; cousins, Chris Hammitt (Elizabeth) and Jenny Greene (Bill); furbaby, Dingo Bamaloo Gaddes (the dog); and numerous other Gaddes and Hendrickson family members.
Visitation will be Friday, September 6, 1:30 – 2:30, with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service beginning at 2:30; all at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221

7 Comments to Elijah David Gaddes

  1. Betsy Smalley
    September 4, 2019 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry about Elijah and will always remember his beautiful smile and his loving nature! He was a great friend to all his buddies and a delight to his teachers! I pray that he has found happiness in the arms of our Savior! Elijah, you have left a hole in our hearts…we will miss you!

  2. J Edward Campbell
    September 4, 2019 9:49 pm

    sorry for your loss.
    sending thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

  3. Steve Maynard
    September 5, 2019 12:50 am

    He was a good son, and adored by his father. A very kind and respectful young man, and abounding with talent. Eli will be sorely missed.

  4. Angel, Andy, Ian, and Madison Hoover
    September 5, 2019 10:00 pm

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of young Elijah. He was a fun-loving young man. We remember the good times with him. He had a unique way of holding his fork as though it was a shovel. We had some fun times together, playing Madden with his cousin Ian, crashing through waves on a white water rafting trip in North Carolina, and screaming with joy riding the big roller coasters at Carowinds. He will be in our prayers, and will be sorely missed.

  5. Angel Hoover
    September 9, 2019 9:36 am

    I love you Elijah and will miss our daily “snaps”, your witty comments, and contagious smile. I will cherish the memories forever….May you find peace and happiness in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.

    Aunt Angel

  6. Brian Holmes
    September 10, 2019 1:10 am

    Elijah, you where one of the nicest and most gentle guys I’ve hired. You did your job quietly and treated everyone like they were special. When I hired you at 17 you seemed to have the world on your shoulders, at 20 you were a young man looking for a reason, you inspired so many!! I was so looking forward to working with next spring. You will always be a part of our family and missed everyday. “rest easy big guy” Love Zolos!

  7. Lars Magnus
    September 26, 2019 11:36 pm

    During my exchange year at franklin high, me and Elijah and weights first period every morning. He was one of the nicest and funniest guys I have ever met. We also played rugby together with the harpeth harlequins and he thought me so much. He will be sorely missed!

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